AuthorChristopher Bulis
Cover artistPeter Elson
SeriesDoctor Who book:
Virgin New Adventures
Release number
Bernice Summerfield
PublisherVirgin Books
Publication date
January 1998
Preceded byMean Streets 
Followed byWalking to Babylon 

Tempest is an original novel by Christopher Bulis featuring the fictional archaeologist Bernice Summerfield. The New Adventures were a spin-off from the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who.


The Drell Imnulate is a powerful object lost somewhere on the Polar Express, a powerful train traversing the hostile world of 'Tempest'. Factions on the train want to the Imnulate and are willing to kill innocent people to get to it. It is up to Bernice to save the day.